Melanie Conklin

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No UW Regents at Hearing on Speech

No UW Regents at Hearing on Speech

Not one attended hearing on UW Regents policy that suspends or expels students for disrupting speeches.

Wisconsin Has 15 Hate Groups

Wisconsin Has 15 Hate Groups

More than in Iowa or Illinois. Southern Poverty Law Center finds 30% rise in U.S. hate groups.

About That Mandela Barnes Controversy

About That Mandela Barnes Controversy

Media firestorm about college degree part of wide-ranging Isthmus feature story.

Examining the Dark-Store Loophole

Examining the Dark-Store Loophole

Loophole lets big box stores lower their taxes while effectively raising taxes for residents.

Foxconn Jobs Not Worth The Cost

Foxconn Jobs Not Worth The Cost

New analysis shows the cost to taxpayers per job outweighs the return.

GOP Suit Slaps Kaul on Lame Duck Laws

GOP Suit Slaps Kaul on Lame Duck Laws

AG contests lawsuit, calling it “attempt to undermine public safety in Wisconsin.”

Vos Previews Assembly’s Fall Agenda

Vos Previews Assembly’s Fall Agenda

Possible legislation in three areas: water quality, suicide prevention and adoption.

Student Debt Earns State a Bad Ranking

Student Debt Earns State a Bad Ranking

Report finds Wisconsin 6th highest in percent of former students with debt.